Archive | May, 2012

Liddell Named CMSD Superintendent; Dunn Re-appointed as Board Attorney

May 31, 2012

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In what can only be described as an anticlimactic moment, Dr. Martha Liddell was named, tonight, as the new superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District. Liddell had been serving as the interim superintendent since the departure of Del Phillips, nearly a year ago. Liddell’s appointment by the board is contingent on the two sides […]

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The YMCA and The Commercial Dispatch Offer the Third Annual Mile-a-Day Marathon

May 31, 2012

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In a continuing effort to make our community more active, the YMCA and The Commercial Dispatch have again partnered to offer the Possum Town Mile-a-Day Marathon, during the month of June 2012.  The goal is for participants to log 26.2 miles of walking or running, throughout the month.  This is a non-competitive effort to promote […]

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May 30, 2012 Print Edition Now Available!

May 30, 2012

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The May 30, 2012 print edition of The Real Story is now available! Click here to view all of our previous issues online! Find a location near you, from the list below! You can satisfy your craving for The Real Story at any of the following locations: 45 Express Mart, Inc. – 2203 1/2 Highway 45 North Black […]

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Sounds of Summer Concert Series Schedule

May 30, 2012

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Public Forum on Crime Scheduled for May 31, 2012

May 30, 2012

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All area residents are urged to attend this public forum on crime. Special to The Real Story   Special to The Real Story

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We’re Seeking Advertising Sales Reps!

May 29, 2012

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The Real Story seeks MOTIVATED INDIVIDUALS for advertising sales positions. We need client-driven go-getters, who are ready to hit the streets to beat the bushes for new accounts, be responsive to client needs, and follow-up with unparalleled customer service. Bring your love of the Golden Triangle and your desire to succeed. For immediate consideration, send […]

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Coman, Antoine Set To Have Immediate Impact

May 29, 2012

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After spring practice, the only area of concern for the Mississippi State defense is the lack of depth at the safety position behind Nickoe Whitley (free safety) and Dee Arrington (strong safety). Kivon Coman (6’1”, 205 pound free safety) and Quadry Antoine (5’11”, 215 pound strong safety) are expected to fill those holes. Coman, realizing […]

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Check Out These Articles!

May 29, 2012

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We have recently added the following articles to our website. These articles were originally published in the May 9, 2012 print edition of The Real Story. Simply click on the article title to be re-directed to the appropriate page on our website. Ask Meagan! – Topic: Bi-Racial Relationship and Unsupportive Family Consumer Corner: Thai-riffic Cuisine […]

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May 23, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available On-line!

May 29, 2012

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That’s right! The May 23, 2012 print edition is now available on-line! Just click the “May 23, 2012 Print Edition” button, on the navigation menu, above, or click here to view all of our previous issues! Then, place your pointer on the image of the paper and use the scroll wheel on your mouse to move between […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for May 28, 2012

May 28, 2012

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Remember Memorial Day Like Your Life Depends On It – Because, It Does.                             In America every man is free                          To take care of his home and his family     […]

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At Week’s End for May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012

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The Decline of American Institutions and the Rise of Individualism An article in the Atlantic (4.12.12) describes the decline of American institutions – church, government, school – and discusses the increasing alienation of those who have not adapted to a world without them.  This alienation is the reason why many have turned away from the Democratic Party, […]

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Tennessee Williams Tribute Committee Releases 2012 Brochure

May 24, 2012

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A printable version of this brochure is available by clicking the following link: Tennessee Williams Tribute Brochure 2012 Special to The Real Story

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City Announces Public Forum on Crime

May 24, 2012

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All area residents are urged to attend this public forum on crime. Special to The Real Story

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May 23, 2012 Print Edition Now Available!

May 23, 2012

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The May 23, 2012 print edition of The Real Story is now available! Click here to view all of our previous issues online! Find a location near you, from the list below! You can satisfy your craving for The Real Story at any of the following locations: 45 Express Mart, Inc. – 2203 1/2 Highway 45 North Black […]

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May 16, 2012 Print Edition Now Available On-line!

May 23, 2012

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That’s right! The May 16, 2012 print edition is now available on-line! Just click the “May 16, 2012 Print Edition” button, on the navigation menu, above, or click here to view all of our previous issues! Then, place your pointer on the image of the paper and use the scroll wheel on your mouse to move between […]

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Butler III On The Move Again

May 22, 2012

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Larry Butler III started off his college career at Sacramento City College, before transferring to Itawamba Community College, in January. He is on the move again, deciding to transfer to Eastern Arizona. “I wanted more exposure opportunities. I’m one of the biggest prospects in the country. I feel like playing in a better conference would […]

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A Catch 22—The Latest CCVB Meeting

May 22, 2012

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The May 21, 2012 meeting of the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau (CCVB) was a perfect example of the term, “Catch 22.”  The almost-orderly meeting (by CCVB standards, at least) lasted just 75 minutes and illustrated what real struggles the organization faces.  When the harsh words and accusations are kept to a minimum, then the […]

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Let’s Hope We Don’t Get Too Much of a Good Thing – CMSD Superintendent Candidate Interviews

May 22, 2012

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in our May 16, 2012 print edition. At press time for that edition, we were notified that Dr. John G. Ladner, interim superintendent of the Moss Point, MS School District had withdrawn his name from consideration. In addition, we have since obtained the list of citizen committee members […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012

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Do You Drive A Prius Or A Ford F-150? In a very amusing column in the Washington Post (5.12.12), George Will reviews “Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars” and writes how cars reflect our individual identity.  Detroit turned out models which would appeal to image rather than practicality, shortly after […]

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Last Chance to Win Brawl Stars Tickets!

May 18, 2012

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ONLY FIFTEEN MINUTES LEFT to enter the contest! Visit our Facebook page and “Like” us (our page, not this post) or visit our website and sign-up for FREE new-post notifications.

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Less Than Two Hours Until Brawl Stars Ticket Giveaway Ends!

May 18, 2012

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It’s not too late! You can still enter the contest! Visit our Facebook page and “Like” us (our page, not this post) or visit our website and sign-up for FREE new-post notifications.

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At Week’s End for May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012

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Oh, What a Week it Was! Lowndes County politics is often feast or famine, and this week was a prime example of the area at its crazy, busy best.  Starting with a school board meeting that went from boring to interesting in the span of sixty seconds to a city council meeting that ensured that […]

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Mississippi Brawl Stars Ticket Giveaway

May 17, 2012

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We’re giving away two pairs of tickets for this Saturday’s Brawl Stars bout! All you have to do is “Like” us on our Facebook page or sign-up for a FREE subscription to new-posts on our website. Remember, you must like our Facebook page, itself, not just the individual post. Contest ends at 5pm on Friday, […]

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Ticket Giveaway! Win Mississippi Brawl Stars Tickets!

May 16, 2012

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That’s right , ladies and gentlemen, Columbus’ very own roller derby team, the Mississippi Brawl Stars, have a bout scheduled for Saturday, May 19th, and you can win tickets! There are two ways you can win: 1. Visit our Facebook page and “Like” us; 2. Visit our website and sign-up for “New-post Notifications”. One winner will be […]

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Challenges Still Ahead for Columbus Municipal School District

May 16, 2012

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Dr. Liddell Comments Candidly After School Board Meeting The funding appropriation, as signed by the Governor, provides Mississippi Adequate Education Funding (MAEP) that is “close to level”, except for the fact that the increases to the retirement system will be passed on to MS school districts. Also, overall funding for the state’s school districts has […]

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The Real Story and the Quest for Truth

May 16, 2012

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Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud, Under the bludgeoning of chance My head bloody, but unbowed   Beyond this place of wrath and […]

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May 16, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available!

May 16, 2012

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The May 16, 2012 print edition of The Real Story is now available! Click here to view all of our previous issues online! Find a location near you, from the list below! You can satisfy your craving for The Real Story at any of the following locations: 45 Express Mart, Inc. – 2203 1/2 Highway 45 North Black […]

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Check Out These Articles!

May 15, 2012

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We have recently added the following articles to our website. These articles were originally published in the May 9, 2012 print edition of The Real Story. Simply click on the article title to be re-directed to the appropriate page on our website. America and the War on Women Ask Meagan!: Discrimination in the Workplace Consumer […]

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May 9, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available On-line!

May 15, 2012

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That’s right! The May 9, 2012 print edition is now available on-line! Just click the “May 9, 2012 Print Edition” button, on the navigation menu, above, or click here to view all of our previous issues! Then, place your pointer on the image of the paper and use the scroll wheel on your mouse to move between […]

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Columbus Police Department Observes Police Week

May 15, 2012

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In observance of National Police Week, the Columbus Police Department will honor all fallen officers by conducting a Peace Officers Memorial Day Service/Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Columbus Police Department, 1501 Main Street, on May 15, 2012, at 11am. Light refreshments will be served, after the ceremony,  in the lobby of the police department. For […]

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